Children Benefit More From A High Quality Full Day Pre K Program

1466 WordsJan 29, 20156 Pages
Thesis Statement: Children benefit more from a high quality full-day pre-k program because their daily attendance rate is better than average and have reduced chronic absences, their social-emotional development is better, and their achievement scores in language and math are higher than their peers who attend a half-day or no pre-k program. 1) Introduction a) Provide some background on academic and social achievements through early childhood education. b) Provide a definition of what a “high quality” preschool program consists of and why that is important. i) A “high-quality” preschool program is curriculum based with certified teachers and a low child to teacher ratio (Robin, Frede, & Barnett, 2006, p. 1) c) Give a little bit of information on why a full-day preschool program would be more beneficial than a half-day program. i) Lawrence J. Schweinhart, Ph.D. ( 2014), states that results support full-day programs contribute more to children’s development than half-day programs because of the longer duration and if they are of higher quality. d) Children benefit more from a high quality full-day pre-k program because their average daily attendance rate is better than average and have reduced chronic absences, their social-emotional development is better, and their achievement scores in language and math are higher than their peers’ who attend a half-day or no pre-k program. 2) Higher Attendance Rates a) When children attend a full-day program, their attendance is better and
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